Grow Your Career With Us.

Come work with industry veterans from top game and film companies such as DreamWorks, Disney, Pixar, ILM, Electronic Arts, and Blizzard. 

We are located in Redwood Shores, CA. 
Please contact us for more info: careers@baobabvr.com

Director of Communications

Baobab Studios is searching for a Director of Communications to join our team! You would be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. Smart, agile, experienced, passionate professional to head communications for one of the most dynamic and emerging companies in virtual reality. This individual is responsible for working with founders and team to establish our brand, build media programs, collaborate with partners, and drive awareness across various social, online and offline channels, and to raise awareness for the company. The ideal candidate will be approachable and positive in a highly dynamic and deadline-driven start-up environment.

Responsibilities
  • Establish Baobab as the leader in VR film-making.
  • Build Baobab communications function across media, social and partners.
  • Manage pr and corporate communications including announcements, press releases, and communication strategy.
  • Coordinate event planning and festival operations globally to showcase content and media campaigns
  • Grow our social media presence, fostering a devoted Baobab community
  • Support product launches, working with platform partners, and VR community

  • Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5 - 7 years experience in communicationse
  • Proven track record of successful consumer product launches, ideally in new spaces
  • Creative and powerful in inventing and executing media strategies that set a large footprint.
  • Experience in media relations, consumer marketing, and corporate communications
  • Ability to work with executive management to set programs and objectives
  • Ability to navigate and work with large partners in technology and Hollywood.
  • Deep tech and entertainment media connections
  • High level of initiative, flexibility and confidence
  • Superior communication skills
  • Event planning and film festival experience preferred
  • Passion for VR

  • Gameplay Engineer

    Baobab Studios is searching for a Gameplay Engineer to join our team! You would be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. Looking for a creative self starter who will thrive in a fast paced startup environment. Drive gameplay systems and work hand-in-hand with the Director and artists to prototype and implement. Design, write and modify data and code with a heavy focus on real-time performance and usability.

    Responsibilities
  • Create systems and features in the areas of animation, AI, physics, and other gameplay related disciplines
  • Leverage industry experience to create unique and captivating gameplay experiences
  • Engineering work will include but not limited to technical design, coding, unit testing, QA support, release support and maintenance
  • Support production issues when necessary
  • Debug and improve gameplay infrastructure, tools and processes
  • Maintain high code quality standards throughout the development cycle

  • Experience
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience.Masters degree in Computer Science. Computer Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years development experience
  • Excellent debugging, testing and problem solving skills
  • Experience in object-oriented design and implementation
  • Prior experience shipping a console (i.e. PS3, Xbox 360) or handheld (i.e. DS, Sony PSP, Android) product a plus
  • Unity experience a plus
  • Creative, motivated, focused, flexible, results-oriented and proven ability to work on a team

  • Animator

    Baobab Studios is always on the look-out for talented Animators. You would be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. Please submit your reel to careers@baobabvr.com

    Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the director and senior animators to create quality animation using Maya
  • Effectively tell the story in a meaningful way through acting and movement
  • Block animation and clearly discuss performance ideas in Director reviews (Animation Dailies)
  • Effectively address creative notes and finish shots in accordance with the production schedule
  • Contribute to the creative process
  • Collaborate with the Rigging Lead to develop and test new rigs and with the Engineering team on any technical animation requirements for interactivity
  • Experience
  • An avid interest in the possibilities of Animation and Virtual Reality
  • Proficient with Maya
  • Self-motivated, excellent communicator, and a great team-player attitude
  • Strong creative and technical problem solving skills
  • A reel of work demonstrating your best CG character animation experience
  • Render Engineer

    Baobab Studios is searching for a Render Engineer to join our team! You would be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. We are looking for a Rendering Engineer to help create high-quality visuals for animated content in virtual reality (VR). The successful candidate will build new rendering features, create lighting tools and pipelines, and develop engineering solutions -- all with an eye towards performance on mobile platforms. The Rendering Engineer will collaborate with designers, artists, and other engineers to help fulfill the creative vision and technical requirements for the studio. This position interacts directly with all disciplines. Qualified candidates need to be self-starters, possess strong leadership and communication skills, and operate efficiently in highly dynamic environments.

    Responsibilities
  • Execute on rendering features that fulfill the studio’s creative vision
  • Define performance guidelines that help artists, shader writers, and engineers meet minimum performance specs for a gamut of VR devices
  • Architect, build, debug, and refine rendering systems, features, tools, and infrastructure
  • Research and implement state of the art real-time rendering techniques
  • Identify, profile, and optimize rendering issues across multiple platforms
  • Develop bleeding-edge rendering techniques that set industry VR standards

  • Experience
  • Deep understanding of computer graphics and realtime-rendering techniques
  • Expertise working with mobile platforms and understanding of mobile GPU architecture
  • Expertise in writing shaders using HLSL or GLSL and debugging shader assembly
  • Proven creative problem solving that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible
  • Ability to profile and optimize rendering bottlenecks
  • Understanding of 3D math including linear algebra (vectors and matrices)
  • Proficiency in data structures, algorithms, and multi-threaded programming techniques
  • Deep understanding of mobile rendering techniques including PBR and non-photorealistic rendering
  • Ability to work collaboratively or independently
  • Solid written and oral communication skills

  • Software Engineer

    Baobab Studios is searching for a Software Engineer to join our team! You would be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. This position interacts directly with all disciplines of the development team. Qualified candidates need to be self-starters, possess strong communication skills, operate efficiently in a highly dynamic environment, and have accurate execution when facing tight deadlines.

    Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with designers, animators, artists and other engineers to implement new features and solve technical issues during production
  • Create systems and features in the areas of areas of production pipeline, interaction, gameplay and experience packaging
  • Engineering work will include but is not limited to technical design, coding, unit testing, QA support, release support and maintenance
  • Debug and improve gameplay infrastructure, tools, and processes
  • Maintain high code quality standards throughout the development cycle
  • Write artist and animator workflow tools to streamline processes
  • Deliver creative, workflow-minded solutions to challenging technical problems

  • Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience. Master's degree in related fields a plus
  • 1+ years development experience
  • Proficient in in object-oriented design and implementation, specifically using languages such as Python, C#, and C++
  • Proficient with animation frameworks (Maya or equivalent program) and real-time game engines (Unity or equivalent program)
  • Experience shipping a Console (e.g. PS4, Xbox One) or Mobile (e.g. Android) product a plus
  • Self-motivated, excellent communicator, and thrives in a highly dynamic environment

  • Art Director

    Baobab Studios is searching for an Art Director to join our team! You would be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. The Art Director will lead the charge in thinking up and designing new worlds to explore in VR. This position is hands-on in creating amazing art and will also involved interacting directly with all disciplines of the team during production. The Art Director will supervise work from vis dev artists, modelers, surfacing and matte painting through Lighting design. The successful candidate will need to be a self starter, and able to operate in a highly dynamic environment.

    Responsibilities
  • Work with team of artists and engineers to conceive and design new worlds and new experiences
  • Create and oversee implementation of art direction into a wide range of art
  • Provide exemplary art work to clarify creative intent
  • Generate artwork in areas of specialization which may include character, environment, props, textures, mood, lighting, and story concepts.
  • Participates in setting lighting and design
  • Accountable for on time, on budget execution and delivery
  • Support Director’s vision with research and development
  • Reviews and adjusts assigned art/technical content to meet creative direction
  • Partner with Producer, Product Manager and Engineers to see projects through to consumer release
  • Interacts with production leadership to understand and clarify creative direction
  • Experience
  • Knowledge of relevant software including Photoshop
  • Experience Art Directing in games, film or VR
  • 3D modeling skills, experience with Maya, Medium, Quill, or Tiltbrush all a plus
  • Familiarity with 3D graphics production – rigging, animation, modeling hard surface, environments, shaders a plus
  • Graphic Design skills also a plus
  • Creative, motivated, focused, flexible, and results-oriented
  • Proven ability to work on a team
  • Bachelors degree
  • Social Media Specialist

    Baobab Studios is looking for a social media lead to join our vibrant start-up team in our Redwood City headquarters . This role supports and evolves the company’s social media efforts and will help the right person gain experience in social media, marketing, writing, and communication while working alongside a small but powerful team of creators and content marketing pros. The social media specialist will be part of the content marketing team and report to the Marketing Manager. The successful candidate will need to be a self starter, and able to operate in a highly dynamic environment.

    Responsibilities
  • Coordinate, schedule, write, and promote content for Baobab social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram,Twitter, etc.) and other accounts associated with their IP.
  • Monitor, understand, and engage with online audiences through social media replies
  • Social media and news monitoring for VR, animation & film industry trends, news, etc.
  • Engage in live tweeting and social media monitoring during planned events and conferences
  • Plan, manage, and maintain a social editorial and blog calendar
  • Contribute to planning social media strategy
  • Collect data, create a social media dashboard, and report on social metrics; provide recommendations based on content performance
  • Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree candidate in social media, communications, journalism, marketing, public relations, film, or story-telling is preferred.
  • Experience with or interest in Virtual Reality, Animation, Story-telling and/or film production.
  • Excellent, proven writing and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of social media; active participant across multiple social media channels and experience with Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
  • Motivated, creative, and enthusiastic self-starter with attention to detail and ability to complete tasks within a set deadline
  • Flexibility to live tweet and social media monitor during events and conferences
  • Team player with a go-getter attitude and eagerness to learn
  • Junior Illustrator

    Baobab Studios is searching for a Junior Illustrator to join our team! You would be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. The Junior Illustrator will be responsible for executing consumer-facing and brand-building visual assets. This role is a contract position. The successful candidate will need to be a self starter, and able to operate in a highly dynamic environment.

    Responsibilities
  • Create illustrations, icons, and other vectors used throughout our consumer-facing channels (including promo materials, social media images, store assets, film posters, etc.)
  • Accountable for on time, on budget execution and delivery
  • Support external branding with visuals that evoke the look and feel of our characters and environments
  • Partner with Product and Marketing to see projects through consumer release
  • Experience
  • Knowledge of relevant software including Photoshop, Illustrator
  • 3D modeling skills, experience with Maya, Medium, Quill, or Tiltbrush all a plus
  • Graphic Design skills also a plus
  • Creative, motivated, focused, flexible, and results-oriented
  • Proven ability to work on a team
  • Animation enthusiast
  • Portfolio required
  • Bachelors degree
  • Part-time Editor

    Baobab Studios is searching for an Editor to join our team! You will be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. We are looking for a creative self starter to handle all the editorial needs at our studio including marketing support. The editor must be able to operate under varying degrees of supervision, taking ownership while remaining flexible to iteration and collaboration.

    Responsibilities
  • Perform the functions of a narrative animation editor, working with storyboards, previz footage, animation, 360 videos, and final frames when applicable
  • Assemble storyboards, temp music, dialogue, and SFX as well as editing music to effectively communicate the director’s vision
  • Support the animation process by providing editorial updates in a timely fashion
  • Work with the director and other stakeholders to create marketing content such as trailers and promotional materials
  • Prepare and deliver all elements to real-time game engine and/or to post-production sound vendor
  • Experience
  • Minimum of 3+ years video editing experience in film, animation, narrative television, or video game cinematics
  • Extensive experience with Adobe Premiere Pro and Creative Suite
  • Good sense of timing, pacing, and story
  • Ability to self-manage workloads around tight deadlines
  • Experience editing commercials, trailers, and sizzle reels
  • Highly self-motivated and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to integrate elements in a real-time game engine such as Unity a plus
  • Sound editing experience a plus
  • Demo reel required